Our Valuable Team Members

Aaron Elliott
Aaron ElliottSustainability Consulting
Portland, OR

Aaron has been involved in the environmental industry for a decade. He has worked in policy as an environmental lobbyist in Washington, D.C. and as an Environmental Scientist before joining MeetGreen as a project manager for conference and event sustainability.
Aaron’s Bio
Anne Maher
Anne MaherSustainability
Portland, OR

Anne has worked for nonprofits and local government organizations in the realm of outreach, community organizing, and event coordination. She has had a lifelong passion for promoting sustainability and even while a student, Anne began planning sustainable events as the Humboldt State University Campus’s Zero Waste Director.
Anne’s Bio
Britta Ehnebuske
Britta EhnebuskeSustainable Events
New Orleans, LA

Located in vibrant New Orleans, LA, Britta has over a decade of diverse experience in the meetings and event industry. From her roots in volunteer coordination at South by Southwest and later, the American Cancer Society, to years of working with MeetGreen’s varied clients to manage detailed registration systems, special events, timelines, speakers, sponsors, attendee communications, and event websites—her expertise and dedication to handling complex logistics is unmistakable.
Britta’s Bio
Carole Garner
Carole GarnerSustainable Events
Portland, OR

With over 17 years of experience in the hospitality, meetings, and event business, Carole brings a rich background in corporate and nonprofit event planning, marketing, and management to MeetGreen. In her tenure with the firm, Carole has been responsible for meeting management, training, and oversees the Conference Management Department.
Carole’s Bio
Della Green
Della Green Director of Business Development
Las Vegas, NV

With over 20 years of sales experience, Della brings noted skills at connecting with clients and exceeding their expectations. Before joining MeetGreen, Della was part of the sales leadership team at the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau. During this time, she was instrumental in attracting & providing assistance to many socially responsible groups. She was the driving force behind “Green Monsters”, the Bureau’s green team, and led the effort to enhance environmental awareness in the organization.
Della’s Bio
Denise Barker
Denise BarkerSustainable Events
Portland, OR

Denise has been in the events industry for over 15 years, since leaving the teaching world. She loves the detailed work of planning events. Denise’s experience ranges across many industries from tech and healthcare to the non-profit world. She has experience in all areas of event planning, specializing in trade show management.
Denise’s Bio
Eric Wallinger
Eric WallingerDirector of Sustainability
Davis, CA

Eric is the Director of Sustainability whose focus on resources and the environment is complemented by 15+ years experience in event & conference planning and delivery. His areas of expertise include sustainability initiatives, process improvement strategies, stakeholder communications, and data management.
Eric’s Bio
Jennifer Byrn
Jennifer ByrnDirector of Operations & Sustainable Events
Portland, OR

For nearly two decades, Jennifer has been passionate about events and hospitality, making it the focus of her career. Prior to joining the MeetGreen team, Jennifer’s background included event planning for private clubs, resorts and destination management companies.
Jennifer’s Bio
Justine Pretorious
Justine PretoriousDigital Marketing Manager
Portland, OR

As the Digital Marketing Manager Justine brings 20 years of experience of digital communications focused on building an online presence that provides useful information to our community through our website and social media channels. Her areas of expertise include WordPress, social media, content management, and marketing.
Justine’s Bio
Kate Wilson
Kate WilsonSustainable Events
Portland, OR

Responsible for supporting the Conference Management Team including logistical planning, venue research, registration assistance, pre-event production, and onsite coordination. Kate loves the fast-paced world of events and thinking ahead to the next task.
Kate’s Bio
Katie Culbert
Katie CulbertSustainable Events
Portland, OR

Katie has a strong background in event logistics, sponsorship and speaker management, registration, budgeting and venue management. She has a decade of expertise in the events industry in addition to graduating from Venue Management School and the Academy of Venue Safety & Security.
Katie’s Bio
Linda Snyder
Linda SnyderSustainable Events
New York, NY

Located in New York, Linda is responsible for delivering all aspects of conference management services. She has been in the meeting and event planning business for over 20 years. Linda started her career in the hospitality industry working for a lodging facility as the Conference Coordinator moving into the Director of Sales & Marketing position.
Linda’s Bio
Nancy J. Zavada, CMP
Nancy J. Zavada, CMPFounder & President
Portland, OR

Nancy is a leader and entrepreneur in the events industry focusing on sustainable business practices. She founded MeetGreen in 1994 after beginning her career as a corporate health care planner in 1978. Nancy’s extensive work with scientific and academic organizations earned her an impeccable reputation for using state-of-the-art technology to produce successful meetings throughout the world.
Nancy’s Bio
Sophie Lee
Sophie LeeSustainable Events
Portland, OR

Passionate about events and sustainability, Sophie brings years of experience in the events and meetings industry. A skilled venue manager, she has managed events with anywhere from 10 to 21,000 attendees.
Sophie’s Bio
Tamara Muldoon
Tamara MuldoonSustainable Events
Portland, OR

Over the span of her 20+ year career in the hospitality and tourism industry, Tamara has worked for hotels, a tour operator, a cruise line, and a botanical garden attraction. Just before joining MeetGreen, she was employed for 10 years as Registration Manager for a conference management company.
Tamara’s Bio
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